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    Hello. I'm new to this forum. I really like the idea of a primal lifestyle and I started it last week though it's hard when I'm the only one in my family who actually thinks about health!
    I have one question I hope you can answer. Is soy flour okay ??? Almond flour is so expensive and I can't find it in stores where I live anyway (I live in Vestmannaeyjar (Westmanislands) in Iceland).

    So do I hace to kiss soy flour goodbye? And what are your thougts on wheat germ?

    Thank you

  • #2
    Hi Hofy,

    The way I understand the program no soy, no wheat germ.
    Welcome to the MDA



    • #3
      Soy is a legume with lots of anti-nutrients and phytoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in your body. Nothing good can come of that.

      Also, a lot of soy is genetically engineered, and many many people have allergies or digestive problems with it.

      Ditch the flour as much as you can, no matter what kind, at least for a while. You'll be better off for it in the long run.


      • #4
        Thanks so much for the replies! Very helpful.

        No soy flour for me then


        • #5
          Here is Mark's stance and he really doesn't take a hard liner approach. Many of us here, myself included, avoid soy as much as possible.


          • #6
            Mark's stance seems to have shifted--in a more recent post on lectins, he suggests eliminating soy as one of the worst lectin offenders. That Soy Scrutiny post is from 2008, and his position appears to have become more anti-soy since then. Fermented soy is better (tamari, tempeh), but it's really not a good idea.
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            • #7
              Soy is NotFood (tm)


              • #8
                Soy sends me to the hospital (anaphylactic shock). I recommend against it.
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                  • #10
                    I used to be a big soy eater. Then I had breast cancer. Correlation? Causation? Who knows. You can find as many studies that are pro soy as against but, given my history, and since I don't need to be eating it for any reason, I am going to err on the side of a soy-free life.